Thursday, April 3, 2014
Storms on the way: timing & threat
All of this on the 40th anniversary of the Super Outbreak of 1974, which was when the F5 tornado destroyed Xenia, Ohio. I know they have a special ceremony held there tonight and I hope they can dodge the worst of the weather for the event.
As far as timing of the rain... Central Ohio is currently seeing the first wave of rain, which you can see in the radar above. This is the warm air lifting into the region and no severe weather is expected with that. This rain is lifting to the northwest currently. The second wave in Illinois is what I am watching for this afternoon. This is where some strong winds may be forming, if not even a few cells ahead of that line. The rain we are currently seeing will take some energy out of the atmosphere, but the break between the two systems will re-energize wave two a little more.
Andrew Buck Michael